Euroquiz Heats

On Wednesday 27th February Liam, Achilles, Finn and Estera went to Islesburgh Community Centre to take part in the Euroquiz Heats for Shetland 2019. They answered questions on Geography, Languages, Understanding Europe and Sports, History and Culture. It was an amazing day and they worked very well together. Well done to the team from Aith who won and will be representing Shetland in May in Edinburgh.

Rock Cakes with P5-7

On the Tuesday 12th February 2019 we made WW2 rock cake recipe. We used apple puree instead of eggs as they did not  have them in WW2 because they were rationed. We did it because we were learning about rationing.

Rock cakes recipe

  • 8 oz plain flour
  • 3 oz lard or dairy free margarine
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp lemon extract/vanilla extract or a pinch of cinnamon
  • 3 oz raisins
  • 2 oz light brown sugar
  • 3 tsp apple puree and 1 and a half teaspoons of baking powder ( to Replace the egg)
  • pinch salt
  • milk to mix dough
  • preheat oven to 170c


mix till bread crumb consistency.

Then add milk.

Dollop on to grease proof paper.


Bake for 12-15 till golden and lovely and enjoy!


By Alisers, Alice, Finn & Megan

Christmas Coding

Our Christmas show is called The Christmas Code – today we’ve been practising our coding skills using this website:

We managed really well with most of us finishing all of the challenges!


Volcano Experiment

As part of our landscapes project, we enjoyed doing the volcano experiment to see how mountains are formed!

French visitor

Madame Roy came to visit our school from Cannes in France which is 1.494 miles away. We practised our French and played some French games.

Miss McIntyre was lucky enough to visit her class in the holidays and we are looking forward to linking the two classes and sharing ideas with each other.


By Liam and Eldars

Shoe Box Appeal

Sandness Primary School wrapped and filled 19 shoe boxes for children and adults in need. We did this because some people around the world don’t get presents and can’t even afford a toothbrush!

Some of the places where the shoe boxes are sent to are  Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Romania Serbia and Ukraine. The boxes are sent now so some one in need just in time for Christmas

by Alisers and Megan


All About… Nursing!

Yesterday we had a visit from Merran, a Community Nurse, who came in to show us how what we’ve been learning about the human body can be used in the world of work.

She told us all about the different types of nursing: community, adult, child, school etc and the different jobs that they do. We spoke about some of the different jobs in the NHS – a lots of us know people who do some very interesting things! She told us how to train to be a nurse and about the different things we’d need to work on to get into the training. There were a couple of us who thought it might be what we’d like to do!

The best bit was when Merran gave us a shot of some different machines! We used gel and an ultrasound machine to listen to our pulse, another to measure our pulse and the oxygen in our bodies and finally stethoscopes which helped us listen to our lungs as we took deep breaths!

We had a great time and learned lots – thank you, Merran!

Investigating Eyes

We were lent a super kit by iCare Shetland which has helped us learn lots about eyes. We got to try out the different equipment and found out all about how the eye works.

We Love Experiments

Primary 5-7 have enjoyed taking part in lots of different experiments over the past couple of weeks as part of our Human Body topic. We have been learning to write lab reports at the same time and have found ourselves to be excellent scientists!

We took part in the BBC Terrific Scientific Taste experiment to find out about taste buds. We found that everyone has a different number of taste buds which determines whether we are tasters, non-tasters or supertasters!

We also did another experiment to find out about how exercise affects our heart rate. We had to come up with a hypothesis before testing it out to see what happens. The more vigorous the exercise, the higher our heart rate. Some of us found it quite tricky to keep up with how fast our hearts were going!